The first teaser trailer for Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red's upcoming futuristic RPG, was released earlier today, and it looks fantastic. Even though it's entirely CG, it really provides a great idea of what the game could ultimately be like, and the developers revealed some key world details as well.
But that's not all that the trailer revealed—some redditors, geniuses that they are, uncovered a hidden message in a frame of the video, and it goes like this:
Do you like our latest creation? We certainly hope so! :) You may remember that we sometimes send you guys secret messages like this. it’s a great way for us to speak right to you instead of burying ourselves in corporate mumbo-jumbo. So let’s begin!
First of all—have you noticed all the details in our teaser (yes, it’s a teaser, we’ll make a proper trailer in the future)? If you know the Cyberpunk setting, there are some things you can spot, like implants—look for the weapon hands and the real skin—corporate emblems that should look familiar, and more. Happy hunting!
You’re probably curious about the release date. It’s currently scheduled a way off, in 2015, but in truth, the delivery date is more like, “when it’s done.” We will release Cyberpunk to you when we’re convinced it is nothing but pure, refined, unadulterated awesome. we want it to be the most kick ass futuristic RPG ever—ok, maybe this sounds pretty bully, but it is our actual goal! You judge if we deliver it!
Ok—and you may wonder why we announced our game so early before the release. The reason is that we’re still building our dev team. So if you are a talented dude or dudette, willing to work in a really different company (gamers rule & boring corporate stuff drools!) on a super ambitious project, send us your application right now: firstname.lastname@example.org
So, you want to know what kind of game Cyberpunk 2077 will be? The short description is that it will be a story-heavy, nonlinear, open world RPG based on the well known Cyberpunk pen & paper system and setting. Building open world games is something we are mastering right now, and we believe that properly joining nonlinear gameplay with excellent story telling will bring a totally new quality. Hmm. We’ll tell some more about it soon!
And that’s not all that’s new. We are about to reveal our other project, which is much closer to being completed. And yes, it will also be a fully open-world game with an intense story. You can probably guess the game we’re talking about. ;-) On the 5th of February it will all be clear.
So stay tuned, as we will have quite a lot to show and tell you soon!
We are waiting for you on our newly created forum called Afterlife—what other name could we have chosen for it? :)
CD Projekt RED Team
Well shit. So we're guessing—as are you, probably—that the game they're talking about revealing on Feb. 5 is The Witcher 3. With that hint it's hard to think otherwise. And if Cyberpunk 2077 is coming out in 2015 (or possibly later) then it's pretty much definitely going to be a next-gen title (unless it's a PC exclusive, but judging by the console love that The Witcher 2 received we would be surprised).
What do you think of the hidden message? Are there any more clues in there that we missed?